The 2020 IKEA Catalog Is Here—These Are Our Favorite New Products
Remember the excitement when the [Sears/JCPenney/Delia*s/American Girl/insert your favorite childhood catalog of choice here] arrived? For me, that feeling is still alive and well. Last week, I eagerly awaited a certain special delivery, and I was not disappointed. In my mailbox I found an advance copy of the 2020 IKEA catalog, and today I get to share it with all of you.
The catalog theme is Save Our Sleep, and it’s not hard to imagine why they’ve chosen that focus. According to a press release, the global average for hours slept has fallen from eight to a little over six in the last 50 years. And if you need a hand getting more shuteye, there are quite a few smart solutions within the covers.
The 286-page tome features six separate spaces that demonstrate the five core emotional needs of home: belonging, ownership, security, comfort, and privacy, no matter whether you own or rent; live with family, roommates, or solo. IKEA describes them as such:
- Belonging is about feeling part of a group of people who accept you for who you really are and places that reflect you.
- Ownership isn’t just about deeds and mortgages, it’s about having a sense of control over the space and place you live in.
- Security is about feeling safe and grounded, not about the locks on the door.
- Comfort is about feeling content and at ease in your surroundings.
- Privacy is about having control over where and how you can disconnect and reflect.
One space is extra special; called the IKEA Lab Home, the team enlisted the help of designers from five different countries to take the same two bedroom layout and outfit it for a multi-generational family. The results are inspirational.
NISSAFORS Cart, $24.99
Is this slim little number the new RASKOG? It just might be.
TALRIKA Deep Plates/Bowls, $11.99/4pk
Move over, spork—this dish is the new compound tableware, able to serve up saucy pasta, salad, a power bowl, or anything else you can toss in it.
TROLLBO Pendant Lamp, $24.99
Life’s a circus, so why not be under the big top? This playful pendant adds a touch of whimsy to kid and adult spaces alike.
MELLÖSA Picture Ledge, $12.99
If NISSAFORS is the new RASKOG, MELLÖSA is the new RIBBA. In clear acrylic, this ledge blends in, making your stuff the star.
The most versatile storage system now comes with some style upgrades, including these foil front doors in a glam light bronze.
LUBBAN Serving Cart, $69
We can see this stylish woven piece working as a bar cart, a nightstand, holding extra guest towels, or really, anything else.
MÖJLIGHET Mirror, $29.99
Whether you’re filming a makeup tutorial or just want to FaceTime while you wash your face, this mirror with a built-in phone stand will definitely keep your hands free.
SAXBORGA Storage Box, $19.99
The minimal, modern version of a Caboodle, this storage box keeps all your stuff contained.
SKOGSLÖK Ergonomic Pillow, $7.99
Are you a side, back, or stomach sleeper? Perhaps you’re all three. No worries, this ergonomic pillow works for any position.
TRANGET Rug, $229
This flatweave in shades of blue has staggered stripes, reminiscent of the super popular black & white STOCKHOLM.
NILSOVE Armchair, $89
We’re still raving about rattan, and good thing it’s not going anywhere. These chairs are wonderfully woven.
NIKKEBY Clothes Rack, $60
Why keep clothes contained in a closet when this rack can make them a work of art?
SKALLRAN Table/Wall Lamp, $6.99
A multipurpose fixture that works on a surface or as a sconce, the design is so simple, yet so clever.